Winter Program (ELCP)

Choose VIU for your short-term visit to Canada and get ready for a life changing experience!

All classes in the English Language & Culture Program (ELCP) combine high quality English language instruction with a focus on developing listening and speaking skills. To complement the language learning in the classroom, students also gain understanding of the culture in Canada and on Vancouver Island through the recreational activities and day trips, which are part of the winter programming.

ELCP Winter Program Features:

  • 2 start dates – January & February (3 or 4 week programs)
  • Location: Nanaimo
  • 3 levels of English instruction – developing, intermediate, or advanced
  • 20 hours of English language instruction per week
  • Integrated skills development in reading, writing, listening, and speaking
  • Small classes with highly qualified, friendly, and approachable teachers
  • Includes language labs and a wide variety of learning materials
  • Includes social and cultural activities and group day trips
  • Optional regional tours to explore Canada’s west coast
  • Farewell social and certificate of completion

This program is designed for students to practice and extend their ability to communicate in English effectively and fluently.

  • Location Offered: Nanaimo Campus